Photonion is an innovative company dedicated to provide customized solutions for monitoring of chemicals using mass spectrometry with soft ionization methods such as photo ionization.
Online monitoring of toxic compounds in cigarette smoke
Identification of chemicals released during thermal analysis
Stand-alone systems based on photo ionization mass spectrometry
THE KEY TECHNOLOGY
Soft ionization methods, specially the ionization with UV light is prefered. The
actual technology is based on one-photon ionization, based on an innovative vacuum
ultraviolet light source. The advantage of this ionization method is that substances
can be measured directly in complex mixtures. Time-consuming seperation techniques
combined with MS (e.g. GC) are not needed. That is why MS containing soft ionization
is ideally suited for process monitoring and quality control. Another selective online UV-ionization technique is the Resonance Enhanced Multi-Photon Ionization (REMPI) which is especially suitable for the detection of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH).